Styling shelves can be hard. It is hard to decide what you want on it and how to make it all look good together.
Step 1: Clear your shelves. Starting with a blank slate is the easier than trying to add to already full or almost full shelves.
Step 2: Do you need to store toys on your shelves? If you do, decide how you want them stored, hidden or in plain sight. Once you have decided how you want them stored, decide which shelf or shelves you want them on. For this, lets say we want the toys hidden and on the bottom shelf. Pick out the basket(s) or bin(s) that will fit the shelf - measure height, depth and width (nothing is worse then falling in love with a basket, only to have it NOT fit). I decided to keep the bottom left shelf open for the toys.
Step 3: What else needs to be on the shelves? In this case, we need the radio, speakers, dvd player, cable box and some books. I like to spread them all out and then fill in with the "pretty" things. Some of the electrical equipment has spots that it just needs to go on. If you have adjustable shelves, adjust them to fit these items accordingly.
Sort your books, in whatever way makes you happy. In this case, I sorted them by color, I got lucky because some of the red & orange books were also some of the tallest books. As you start to put your books away, you can add interest by stacking some with the spines vertical and some with the spines horizontal. You get a cleaner look by placing them tallest to shortest.
Step 4: You are getting close! Now is the time to start styling your shelves. Add in picture frames of friends and family. You get a more interesting look by doing different frames. To keep it clean, use matching frames. Fill in "holes" with collected items or mementos. Remember to layer your items, short and tall, some in the back and some more forward. Big items with little items. Use a stack of books to prop up a little item. If you are using your accessories to add color to your room, be sure to "sprinkle" the color thru out your shelves. You don't want all of the color in one area. As you place things, keep in mind that odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye.
Step 5: Sit back and enjoy your newly styled shelves!
*Don't forget to have fun. Your home should show off your personality, if something doesn't feel or look right to you, change it. :) As with most things there are a ton of correct ways to achieve the same result, so do what works for you.*
Hopefully this helps you get started! Still stuck? Give me a call, I'd love to help you out!
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I had a wonderful morning the other day. I went to a local brick and stone supplier for brunch! Anna's House brought breakfast - it was DELICIOUS! I haven't been to Anna's House yet; but have heard nothing but great about them. if their food at the restaurant is as good as their catering was (and I'm guessing it is even better) I'm going ASAP!
After our breakfast, we got to see and learn about their new products. I have always loved stone and brick, but after that morning, I was inspired by it again!
We always think of stone and brick on the outside of a house, a patio, fire pit or a fireplace. But have you every thought about how else to use it INSIDE your house?
Stone and brick is not a cheap way to add character and style to your home, but used in the right ways, it could be just what your house is missing!
I found some pictures that I hope will inspire you!
I love the idea to hang old brick pavers! What a great way to display them!
I hope that these inspired you! I love how brick and stone can fit within almost any design style. There are SO. MANY. OPTIONS!!!
Want help figuring out how to add some 'hard stuff' to your home?
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I know you love house tours as much as I do! :)
This house finished up a couple months ago. I had a great time working with this family getting their new home built.
Enjoy the tour!
Happy Fall, ya'll!
I want to introduce to you a NEW SERVICE that I am offering to all of my customers! You don't even need to live in Michigan for me to help with your space - that is right, I will "come" to where ever you are!!!! By "come" I more mean digitally, but if you want me to (for real) come to you - I am also all about that! :)
As an avid DIYer, I love other DIYers. I also know that DIYing a whole space/home is OVERWHELMING!!! Growing up a builder's daughter and being in the industry, I always have someone to help me with any design or construction question I have. Since most people don't have don't have that - I want to be that person for you!
Are you working with a contractor? A lot of contractors do not have a "me" on staff. :) Don't worry - I will still help you! With my digital design, I can help you communicate exactly what you want your space to be to your contractor. It will also help your contractor with knowing what you want and eliminating questions and changes during the construction process.
How it works:
1. Send me pictures of your space and a hand drawn floor plan (nothing fancy) with measurements.
2. We will talk (email or on the phone) about what you want for your space, what you want me to do for you and how much your digital design will cost.
3. I will have you start a Pinterest Board for just this space, that I will follow to see what you are wanting.
4. I will hand draw a floor plan
5. Do a 3-D design (this is optional, if you want to save money and don't need the 3D design for yourself, this is a great option to skip)
6. Get you a shopping list!
7. You get started on your new project!
Digital Designs will start at $300. Each room and project is different, so after we chat about what you need, I will get you a price for your digital design.
Take a look at this recent digital design. This is similar to what you should expect for yours!
Give me a call or email today, to get started on your digital design!
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I'm Megan. A wife, a mother of 2 and a home/interior design consultant. I love creating beautiful spaces and beautiful things. Just trying to figure this whole thing out! ;)